Next August, my son Antoine and myself (Bourque Émissaires duo) will have the pleasure to be part of the staff at TradMaD Camp in Massachussetts. The camp will take place at the gorgeous Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth. One week of dance, music, singing.
Registration are now open. We’ll give you more detailed in a few months.
See website : http://www.tradmadcamp.org/
My son Antoine and myself are really looking forward to being part of the Festival of Small Halls, Prince Edward Island.
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I had the chance to take part in Celtic Harmonies, a lovely festival taking place in October in different towns of the lovely Eastern Townships. Stay tuned for next year.
This coming Sunday Aug. 11th, I will play in Verchères in a duet format “Bourque Émissaires” (father and son with Antoine Pigeon-Bourque, my son of course) for the charming festival Musique sur le fleuve.
It’s in Parc des Pionniers, in the heart of Verchères, close to the St-Lauwrence river, at noon, and it is free !
Also, from 9:30 to 11:15, at restaurant L-Cafétal (617 Marie-Victorin), Thierry & Mortimer (traditional and medieval music) will uplift your breakfast with music.
Yesterday, we went to the press conference for the program launch of the 5th edition of Musique sur le fleuve – concert every Sunday of August in Verchères, near the statue of Madeleine de Verchères, at noon.
World music and jazz. You can also hear new emerging musicians at L-Cafétal restaurant on Sunday mornings.
Once again this year, I was invited to the New-Bedford Folk Festival (formerly named Greater New-Bedford Summerfest) as a duet with my son Antoine (piano accordion). Again, it was a great festival with great musicians such as John Whelan, Kevin Burke, Visthen trio, The Kennedeys, Beppe Gambetta and many more. New this year : concerts at The Zeiterion, a gorgeous theatre with 1,200 seating places. I’m already looking forward to next year.
Thanks to the organisers Helene and Alan Korolenko, and to the whole team !
On Saturday Nov. 17th, I will emcee the gala of the 8th annual celebration of the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) which will be at Imperiela Theatre in Saint-John (New-Brunswick).
Gravelbourg, “Sakatchewan’s cultural gem”. I’ll be there mid-April for dance workshops with the folk dance troup “Les danseurs de la rivière la vieille” with my colleague France Bourque (no, she is not my sister nor my wife).
It’s always with great pleasure that I got back to Gravelbourg !
Concerts-lancements de l’album “Appellation d’origine contrôlée” :
lundi 28 novembre, à l’Impérial de Québec. billetterie : 418-523-3131 ;
mercredi 30 novembre au La Tulipe à Montréal, billetterie : 514-529-0000
Avec invités directement du Pays basque !
La Bottine Souriante CD launch concerts next week :
Monday Nov. 28th, Théâtre Impérial, Québec city ; 418-523-3131 ;
Wednesday Nov. 30th, La Tulipe, Montréal, 514-529-0000
With guest musicians directly from the Basque Country !